CONWAY FlorencePosted: September 20th, 2012
MRS. FLORENCE FRANCES CONWAY, beloved wife of the late James Albert Conway of Lethbridge, formerly of Milk River, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, AB, on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the age of 85 years.
She is the loving mother of Roxanne (Keith) Thompson of Claresholm, Wade (Lorna) Conway of Foremost, Boyd (Patsy) Conway of Coaldale, Layne (Donna) Conway of Milk River and Troy (Chrissy) Conway of Spruce View. 14 grandchildren; Quinn Thompson; Kristin (J.R.) Wiltshire, Mason and Shannon Conway; Sara Conway (Brad Thompson), Owen, Kyla and Halli Conway; Logan, Dilan and Dayne Conway; Carter, Grady and Lucas Conway; two great grandchildren, Nate Conway and Briar Thompson. She is also survived by a sister in law Madeline “Wutzke” (Jerry) Smith and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert, brothers Fred “Fritz” Wutzke and his wife Flora and John Wutzke.
Florence was born August 2, 1927 in Skiff, AB the oldest child of Fred & Edna Wutzke. She was raised on the family farm and attended school in Skiff from Grade 1-10. She lived with her grandparents while attending Barrhill School for 2 years and completed her final year of Grade 12 in Foremost. In 1948, she moved to Lucky Strike where she accepted a teaching position. It was there she met Albert and they were married December 12, 1951. It was on their family farm where they raised their 5 children. Florence was a hard working farm wife and mother who loved her garden, canning and cooking for friends & family.
Florence was one of the founding members of the Lucky Strike Community Club, a lifetime member of the Foremost Royal Purple and an active member of the Milk River C.W.L.. She was formally recognized for her ongoing commitment for canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society. In 1989, Florence and Albert retired and moved to Milk River. During her retirement, Florence took great pride in her flowers, baking, ceramics and cplaying cards. Some of her great loves included watching sports (hockey, curling, baseball and rodeo), attending her children and grandchildren’ events. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be deeply missed
Prayer Services will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 – Main Street, Milk River, AB on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Dominic H. Nguyen, celebrant.
A private family Interment will follow in the Milk River Cemetery.
In memory of Florence, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7.
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